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Weʼre raising £1,600 to buy a cuddle cot for Russell's Hall Hospital to provide grieving parents more time to spend with their Angels

Halesowen, UK

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We've setup this fundraiser to help us buy a cuddle cot for Russell's Hall Maternity ward in memory of our beautiful daughter Billie-Rae Attwood Who was born sleeping 5th March 2018. Michelle's waters broke 18 weeks too early which resulted in a cord prolapse and was quickly taken to the maternity ward by ambulance where we were told our daughter hadn't made it. By this time Michelle was having strong contractions and was in labour for 5 hours before giving birth, all that time knowing the outcome. The cuddle cot gave us precious time with Billie-Rae which we will be forever grateful.

A cuddle cot is a cooling system which keeps passed away babies cold giving their grieving families the only extra time possible with their beautiful angel.

Dealing with the death of a baby is clearly an incredibly difficult event for parents and bereaved parents should be given the option of spending time with their baby. Providing families time through the use of the CuddleCot is internationally encouraged by midwives, bereavement practitioners, still birth/neonatal charities, and academics. Time allows the family to form an important bond with their baby; whether changing a nappy, dressing the baby, taking photographs or simply just staying close and this unquestionably helps families in dealing with their loss. The problem is that in a warm room the baby’s condition can deteriorate quickly, therefore cooling the baby is absolutely essential. Transferring to and from the morgue is now widely regarded as an outdated practice as it is traumatic for parents to repeatedly go through the separation process whereas the CuddleCot allows the family to spend every moment with their baby, precious moments where every minute counts.

We don't want any families to not be able to spend precious extra time with their angle baby so please donate anything you possibly can... EVERY PENNY COUNTS

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    18

    • Paul Mole

      Paul Mole

      Jul 27, 2018

      £20.00

    • Ellie Rowlett

      Ellie Rowlett

      Jun 8, 2018

      Lots of love ❤️

      £20.00

    • Dave Rowlett

      Dave Rowlett

      Jun 7, 2018

      God bless Billie Rae always in our thoughts

      £20.00

    • Julie Rowlett

      Julie Rowlett

      Jun 7, 2018

      Kieran 💕

      £50.00

    • Julie Rowlett

      Julie Rowlett

      Jun 7, 2018

      Will donate when ever I can 💕💕💕

      £20.00

    • Pamela Timmins

      Pamela Timmins

      Jun 7, 2018

      Love to you both.

      £10.00

    • Rachel Edwards

      Rachel Edwards

      May 17, 2018

      Beautiful idea - so very sorry for your loss Michelle xx

      £10.00

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